Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
For me, that company has often been of the equine variety. I have a passion for all things horsey, especially whilst travelling the globe and absorbing new cultures. It’s a colourful world out there and the land of horses is vast and diverse. So much to learn and experience.
I have spent my life working with and helping horses and owners all over the UK and Europe. I began my career as a working pupil, grooming for two consecutive 5 star British SJ team members, before I turned 17.
From backing youngsters to riding racehorses, my experience and an opportunist encounter lead me to set up and run my re-schooling, eventing & pre-training yard. For eight years I worked with my team of sassy lasses, in the heart of stunning Northumberland countryside.
Having competed in all disciplines, I specialised my business in young and problematic horses. I have always favoured the troubled souls of quirky and misunderstood ad horses in pain. The Temple Girls & I found a niche in the market and had many busy years.
Having retired from competing, I contemplated what came next, which in 2017 lead me to India where I trained as a Yoga Instructor. Later riding in the Udaipur mountains, on the amazing Mawari Indian War Horse.
On my return, I took international freelance projects which began with working as a Flat Rider Manager in Holland. I coordinated and accompany their six horses (with a driver & his partner from Romania and my Ukraine Groom), to Arezzo for the six week Show Jumping Tour.
So in 2018 it gave me the opportunity to go to China, I had initially expected it to be a two-month project. However, it was actually a five-month epic adventure from Northumberland to Cambodia. Via Holland, Germany, Kazakhstan, China, Macau, Hong Kong and Thailand.
My life has taken many twists and turns and am immensely grateful for all the wonderful opportunities and experiences I have had and shared with others.
It was at this point that I decided I had no reason to return to live in the UK and instead began my life as a nomadic equine expert and travel blogger.